Congressman García’s Statement Senate Parliamentarian’s Decision on Immigration

September 19, 2021
Press Release

Congressman García’s Statement Senate Parliamentarian’s Decision on Immigration

“The fight is far from over”

CHICAGO, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after the Senate parliamentarian ruled against including a pathway to citizenship in the upcoming budget reconciliation package.

“I am deeply disappointed by the Senate parliamentarian’s decision against including a pathway to citizenship in budget reconciliation. But the fight is far from over. We are prepared for this, we have a plan, and we remain optimistic. 

“The parliamentarian ruled against one approach but Senate Democrats have the final say. We must do right by the immigrants who have kept our country going during the pandemic, including the over 40,000 DACA recipients, TPS holders, farm workers, and essential workers in my district who help our communities thrive. I will not stop fighting until they have a pathway to citizenship in the country they call home, and I urge the Senate to have the courage to overrule this decision.

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